I feel that we are on the eve of a new era, when there is to be great harmony between the Federal and Confederate. I cannot stay to be a living witness to the correctness of this prophecy; but I feel it within me that it is to be so. The universally kind feeling expressed for me at a time when it was supposed that each day would prove my last, seemed to me the beginning of the answer to “Let us have peace.”… Read more
Over the great bridge, with the sunlight through the girders making a constant flicker upon the moving cars, with the city rising up across the river in white heaps and sugar lumps all built with a wish out of non-olfactory money. The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.… Read more
‘Soul’ is about connecting with ourselves and with the world – feeling – believing – experiencing – that …
– there is a place for us
– there is enough for us
– there is peace
– there is security
– there is sustenance
… all coming from within ourselves and our surroundings.… Read more
If you feel bad about how little you achieve in a day, then try to lower your expectations.
Not too much, just a little, until you feel better. Praise yourself for what you have achieved. Affirm that you will achieve more of what is truly important, just not today.
It sounds like hard work – this kind of control – and it is.… Read more
That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.
– Aphra Behn… Read more
I read today that there is no such thing as a ‘time problem’ or a ‘money problem’ – there’s a priority problem.
I agree. Wholeheartedly. It is also the experience from my own life.
It can all be summed up like this: If you think the problem is you don’t have enough of something, perhaps you should try to eliminate the need for that something first.… Read more
Maybe a particular prayer’s intention of alleviating a particular person’s suffering won’t go through … or maybe it won’t go through to its fullest extent, that is probably more likely.
There will be some kind of alleviation, if the person is ready, to for example sense help from The Higher – whatever it is, exactly.… Read more
I had some time to myself today, and I don’t even remember why. Char and Jay were with … some family? I can’t remember, but I can remember that I felt to … frozen to really put it to good use.
You know the feeling right? If you haven’t relaxed in days and all of a sudden somebody says “you know have 3 hours to relax – use them well” … then it takes time to wind down.… Read more
If you feel stressed it can often be because you don’t have a clear direction in life.
That is stressful Big Time!
It is, in fact, a recipe for being torn apart.
Or so you will feel – in the worst case scenario – when you are stressed beyond belief and close to actual anxiety!… Read more
Went swimming today with Jay and it was exhausting but great. He really likes water, the little one – or so I fancy. Especially chasing after a ball in water as I hold him.
There, nothing earth-shattering new to report, but something important.… Read more
I’ve noticed that when there’s something big that stresses me (moving to a new apartment and family illness and career concerns), I inevitably end up stressing about many smaller things as well:
Should I draw more?
I should clean the house more, right?
What about that account balancing?
Don’t I need to do it soon?… Read more
I just stayed home and helped take care of Jay and carry him around, since Char’s hand, unfortunately, has not gotten better overall since all of this started back in, I think, October or September.
She was seeing a specialty doctor the other day and got an injection with some hormone-or-other that would help reduce the inflammation.… Read more
Not much worth shouting out about going on today, at least as far as I can see in my calendar (I am woefully behind with The Blog – this is written on 24 Feb!). So I might as well use this date to take time and space to say something about an aspect of The Blog that I have so far neglected: Why is it anonymous?… Read more
We went to the hospital today to get a sort of routine check on Jay and his body development – how things are with those cramped muscles that made him turn mostly right in the first months of his life, and made his head a bit skewed because of the uneven pressure.… Read more